Entergy Team Leader - Power Plant in Killona, Louisiana

Team Leader - Power Plant

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Date: Dec 7, 2018

Location: Killona, LA, US

Company: Entergy


The Operations Team Leader reports directly to the Plant Manager and directs, leads, and supervises a team of operations personnel in a cross-functional multi-craft, multi-skilled plant environment at a Natural Gas power plant with plant common equipment who share responsibility for its safe, efficient, and reliable operation. This position directs, plans, and coordinates plant operations and staffing to meet site production needs. This position champions employee and contractor safety programs, drives continuous improvement in plant operations and maintenance and actively participates in budget development and the effective management of allocated financial resources. This position effectively manages operational and maintenance issues to support system needs, evaluates performance of and develops direct reports, maintains high standards of diversity and inclusion, ethics and integrity, and drives continuous improvement by serving as a champion of change.


  • Responsible for safety, compliance, budgeting, reliability, and all other aspects of plant operations. Provides direction to operational/maintenance personnel, schedules shift resources, and manages staffing issues. Provides leadership for and the development of direct reports in order to embrace a culture of strong fundamentals of operation and maintenance. Embraces human performance improvement initiatives

  • Assures that plant operations/maintenance personnel comply with safe work practices and processes, comply with plant procedures, and efficiently and effectively operate and maintain the plant equipment. Develops procedures, checklists, and performance measures to monitor process controls to ensure that all operations, maintenance, and regulatory requirements are fulfilled within staff. Develops, implements, and maintains a high standard of performance through the use of operational procedures, operations rounds/trending, shift turnover, protection system functionality, water chemistry, system descriptions, maintenance procedures, etc.

  • Works with system planning organization (SPO) to maximize plant production, schedule unit testing, schedule planned outages and communicate operational issues and forced outage return to service. Develops and maintains strong relationships with internal and external interfaces and key strategic alliance partners. Maintains an awareness of the latest industry research and practical application to drive continuous improvement

  • Provides and supports budget/project development and cost control for short range work plans and long range strategic planning. Prepares and manages budget in assigned areas to leverage our financial process to manage deviations from the approved annual budget

  • Initiates and provides leadership in respect to in contract management/contractor oversight for routine and outage work

  • Evaluates and champions gap closure actions that are consistent with the company's overall business strategy


Minimum education required of the position

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Preference for candidate with a Bachelor's Degree in a technical field such as Engineering or equivalent work experience (e.g. 10 yrs of power plant experience)

Minimum experience required of the position

  • With technical degree: 5 years of Power Plant Operations/Maintenance or engineering experience

  • Without degree: 10 years of power plant experience

  • Desired: candidates with prior supervisory or other leadership experience

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

  • Extensive knowledge of power plant operating and maintenance practices, equipment maintenance strategies, lockout/tagout or Tagging Procedure and other safety procedures

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with contractors and outside agencies

  • Demonstrated ability to actively engage subordinates and other plant personnel to strive for operational excellence

  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization

  • Ability to quickly and accurately address complex problems using creative solutions.

  • Has a history of strong accountability for results

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position

  • None


Functional Knowledge - Requires understanding and application of procedures and concepts within own discipline and basic knowledge of other disciplines.

Business Expertise - Applies understanding of how the team relates to other closely related areas to improve efficiency of own team.

Leadership - Has formal supervisory responsibilities; sets priorities for and coaches employees to meet daily deadlines.

Problem Solving - Solves complex problems; Uses judgment to identify and resolve day-to-day technical and operational problems.

Impact - Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies.

Interpersonal Skills - Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus. Uses tact and diplomacy to exchange information and handle sensitive issues.


This job description provides a general overview of the minimum requirements for and duties of the position and does not provide an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. Additionally, this job description does not list all essential job functions. If you have any questions or need additional information regarding the essential job functions of this position, please contact the supervisor or manager responsible for this position.

Please note that the duties and essential functions associated with this position may change over time to include new responsibilities and tasks as management deems necessary to address business needs. Also, please note that, as a provider of vital public services, Entergy System Company employers expect employees to be available to assist in emergency situations, including storms and unexpected outages. Individuals who will require some sort of accommodation in order to meet this expectation should discuss those matters with their management and HR Management Support.


Primary Location: Louisiana-Killona

Job Function :Power Plant Operations

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: Level I

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1

Req ID: 84504

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.


As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Nearest Major Market: New Orleans

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